1) Buy compact flourescent lightbulbs
Some places have made incandescent lights illegal already, but many have not. Compact flourescents last longer, use less energy and give off the same amount of light.
2) Stop buying bottled water
Most people have a water filter anyway, why not just fill up a water bottle when you’re traveling? It will save you a ton of cash over a year. It also cuts down on the amount of plastic produced every year.
3) Walk or ride your bike
Need to take a trip to the convenience store down the street? Why not take a stroll? Need to carry a lot of bags? Get some baskets for your bike. It’ll save you a lot of money on gas, and you’re saving the air.
4) Shop with the Internet
5) Use 3 bins in your house
Garbage, Recycling, and Compost. With compost, you will see your garbage output reduced to almost nothing. If you buy properly, you may not even need a garbage can.
6) Get a laptop
Not only can you go wherever you want with your computer, they are about the same price as a desktop PC and save on power consumption.
7) Seal all the leaks in your house
This might be a no brainer, but a lot of people don’t think about how much money and energy is being wasted because of air leaks in their house.
8) Unplug your appliances when not using them
Even when something is off, there is a small current running into them (especially with TV’s, computers, etc). You can save some cash and reduce your power consumption if you unplug these items at night.
9) Use cloth instead of paper
Instead of using paper towels and paper napkins all the time, use cloth. They look nicer, save trees, and will save you a lot of money.
10) Buy local produce
Not only are you helping out your local farmer, you are saving money (local farms are usually cheaper than the grocery store) and the environment (travel). Also, local produce just tastes better!